Graduate Recruitment Test (GRT)

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Instructions

The practice test contains the same 4 question types used in the actual test: similarities, arithmetic problems, figure analogies and number series. The 4 types of questions appear randomly. You can use the "instructions" link beside each question to remind yourself of the instructions for that type of question.

To simulate actual test conditions, you should allow yourself 65 minutes to complete the practice test (the time limit for the test itself will be 90 minutes).

Read the Instructions and Sample Questions before you take the practice test.

Question 1

  1. LAWYER - TRIAL
  2. TRIAL - CAR
  3. GARAGE - MECHANIC
  4. MECHANIC - LAWYER
  5. CAR - GARAGE

Question 2

19,  17,  14,  10,

  1. 8
  2. 5
  3. 9
  4. 7
  5. 6

Question 3

12,  12,  9,  9,  6,  6,

  1. 5
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4

Question 4

A photocopier can produce 6 black and white copies per minute, and 2 coloured copies per minute. Chris has a document with 12 pages of black and white text and 2 pages containing colours other than black and white. Which formula can be used to determine how long will it take to produce one copy of the document?

  1. (12 ÷ 6) + 1
  2. 6 + 2(12)
  3. 12 + (2 × 6)
  4. (6 + 6) × (2 + 1)
  5. (12 ÷ 6) + (2 ÷ 1)

Question 5

  1. LOOK - SEND
  2. FIND - LOOK
  3. START - FIND
  4. SEND - RECEIVE
  5. RECEIVE - START

Question 6

1,  2,  6,  24,  120

  1. 320
  2. 480
  3. 220
  4. 720
  5. 144

Question 7

A mixture is to be made of cement, sand and gravel in a ratio of 1:3:5 by weight. Which formula can be used to determine how many kilograms of this mixture can be made with 5 kilograms of cement and sufficient quantities of sand and gravel?

  1. (1 × 3 × 5) × 5
  2. 5 + (3 × 5) + (5 × 5)
  3. (1 + 5) + (3 + 5) + (5 + 5)
  4. [(1 + 3 + 5) × 5] / 5
  5. (1 + 5) × (3 + 5) × (5 + 5)

Question 8

  1. DISCLOSE - HIDE
  2. AFFIRM - UNDERSTAND
  3. UNDERSTAND - DISCLOSE
  4. HIDE - CONTEMPLATE
  5. CONTEMPLATE - AFFIRM

Question 9

Question 9 - Figure Analogy
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Question 10

In each similarity question, five pairs of words are given. Your task is to select from among them the pair that refers most directly to a single more general concept. Each member of the pair should be an example of this concept.
  1. DELIVERY - TRUCK
  2. TRUCK - CAR
  3. FARE - DELIVERY
  4. COURIER - CAR
  5. FARE - COURIER

Question 11

64,  16,  32,  8,  16,  4,

  1. 2
  2. 1
  3. 8
  4. 10
  5. 6

Question 12

Thirty prizes were distributed among 5% of the individuals who entered a department's "good ideas" contest. If there was one prize per person, which formula indicates how many people entered the contest?

  1. 30 × 5 / 100
  2. 5 × 100 / 30
  3. 30 × (100 / 5)
  4. 30 × 100/(30 / 5)
  5. 100 / 5 × (30 - 5 %)

Question 13

  1. BLEACH - DOUGH
  2. BITTER - LEMON
  3. LEMON - BLEACH
  4. BITTER - SOUR
  5. SOUR - DOUGH

Question 14

Question 14 - Figure Analogy
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Question 15

  1. TRANSLATION - CONFUSION
  2. METAL - METAPHOR
  3. EXPLOITATION - METAL
  4. CONFUSION - EXPLOITATION
  5. METAPHOR - TRANSLATION

Question 16

4,  8,  9,  18,  16,  32,  25,

  1. 36
  2. 50
  3. 64
  4. 57
  5. 49

Question 17

  1. JOY - REUNION
  2. FAMILY - MEAL
  3. REUNION - TEAM
  4. TEAM - FAMILY
  5. MEAL - JOY

Question 18

2,  5,  10,  15,  30,

  1. 33
  2. 35
  3. 37
  4. 45
  5. 60

Question 19

30,  26,  28,  23,  26,  20,

  1. 22
  2. 15
  3. 24
  4. 25
  5. 16

Question 20

  1. HOSTILE - PESSIMISTIC
  2. WISE - OPTIMISTIC
  3. CONFIDENT - HOSTILE
  4. OPTIMISTIC - PESSIMISTIC
  5. WISE - CONFIDENT

Question 21

Nine employees working at the same rate require 15 days to complete a task. Which formula indicates how long it would take to do the same work if there were 3 additional employees each capable of working twice as fast as each of the original 9 employees?

  1. 9 × 12 / 15
  2. 15 - (15 / 9)
  3. 9 + 3 / (15 ÷ 9)
  4. (9 × 15) / [9 + (3 × 2)]
  5. [15 / (9 + 3)] × [15 / (9 × 3)]

Question 22

13,  12,  18,  12,  24,  12,

  1. 18
  2. 30
  3. 31
  4. 36
  5. 48

Question 23

The cost of printing 12 manuals is $4.00. Which formula can be used to determine how much it will it cost to print 35 manuals if there is a 10% discount on the printing of every manual after the first 25?

  1. [(4 / 12) × 26] + [(4 / 12) - (4 / 12 × 10 %) × 11]
  2. [(12 / 4) × 35] - [(12 / 4) × 25] × 10 %
  3. [(4 / 12) × 25] + [(4 / 12) - (4 / 12 × 10 %)] × 10
  4. [(4 / 12) - (4 / 12 × 10 %) +10] + [(4 / 12) + 25]
  5. [(10 × 10 % × 4)] + (12 × 4 / 25)

Question 24

  1. FLOWER - MEADOW
  2. MEADOW - FOREST
  3. VASE - FLOWER
  4. MEADOW - GRASS
  5. FOREST - TREE

Question 25

  1. MYSTERY - BOOK
  2. CLUE - MYSTERY
  3. AMUSEMENT - DIVERSION
  4. DIVERSION - BOOK
  5. CLUE - AMUSEMENT

Question 26

  1. IRON - MAGNETISM
  2. COMET - SPACE
  3. GRAVITY - COMET
  4. MAGNETISM - GRAVITY
  5. SPACE - IRON

Question 27

Question 27 - Figure Analogy
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Question 28

A trip was booked for 24 people at $105 per person. A 20% deposit was due within one week of booking. One sixth of the people paid the deposit on Monday and one half on Tuesday. Which formula must be used to determine how much of the deposit money remained outstanding?

  1. [(105 × 20 %) × 24] - [(1/6 + 1/2) × (105 × 20 %)]
  2. [(24 × 105) × (105 × 20 %)] / (1/6 × 1/2)
  3. [1/6 × (105 × 20 %) + 1/2 × (105 × 20 %)] / 24
  4. [(105 × 20 %) × 24] - [(24 × 1/6 + 24 × 1/2) × (105 × 20 %)]
  5. 105 × (1/6 + 1/2) / (1/6 +1/2) × 24

Question 29

  1. FAME - ATTORNEY
  2. OFFICE - PORTRAIT
  3. ATTORNEY - OFFICE
  4. PORTRAIT - NOVEL
  5. NOVEL - FAME

Question 30

5,  10,  16,  23,  31,

  1. 45
  2. 37
  3. 42
  4. 38
  5. 40

Question 31

2,  3,  4,  15,  16,

  1. 19
  2. 20
  3. 24
  4. 224
  5. 255

Question 32

One person can devote 24 hours a week to a project and two others can each devote 30 hours a week to the same project. If the total project requires 420 hours to complete, which formula will indicate how many weeks it will take the three employees to complete the project?

  1. 420 / (24 + 30)
  2. 1 × 24 + 2 × 30 / 420
  3. 420 / (1 × 24 + 2 × 30)
  4. 24 + 30 × (420 / 3)
  5. (420 / 3) / (24 + 30)

Question 33

Question 33 - Figure Analogy
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Question 34

  1. TAIL - SHIRT
  2. ROAD - TRAILER
  3. SPORT - ROAD
  4. SHIRT - SPORT
  5. TRAILER - TAIL

Question 35

10,  14,  11,  18,  18,  22,

  1. 28
  2. 14
  3. 25
  4. 19
  5. 4

Question 36

Marcel can type five pages in half an hour. Paul can type three times that in 2/3 the amount of time. Which formula can be used to determine how many pages can be typed in two hours by these two people?

  1. (120 / 30) × (3 × 5) + (120 / 30 × 5)
  2. (2 × 5) + 2 × (3 × 5)
  3. 2 ÷ (5 × 1/2) + 2 ÷ (5 × 3)
  4. 2[5/(1/2) + 5 × 3/(1/3)]
  5. [(5 × 3) / 2/3] × 2

Question 37

Successive discounts of 35% and 10% on the purchase of a filing cabinet are equivalent to a total discount of what %?

  1. 100 (0,35 × 0,10)
  2. 100 (0,65 × 0,90)
  3. 35 + 10
  4. 100 - 100 × (0,65 × 0,90)
  5. 35 + (35 × 0,90) + (35 × 0,90)

Question 38

  1. COTTON - HONEY
  2. LIGHT - SUMMER
  3. HONEY - MOON
  4. SUMMER - COTTON
  5. MOON - LIGHT

Question 39

  1. LEAF - GLUE
  2. STONE - LEAF
  3. PIN - CLOTH
  4. CLOTH - STONE
  5. GLUE - PIN

Question 40

1,  3,  6,  10,  19,  35,

  1. 68
  2. 51
  3. 54
  4. 60
  5. 64

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